Richmond Race Results
May 15, 2004


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 11

Chevy American Revolution 400

RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

 

Richmond, Va. – May 15, 2004

3/4-Mile Paved Oval

400 L – 300 M  Purse: $4,902,954

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1           4            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        400                    190           *    10         $285,053      Running

 2           5          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              400                    175           *      5           135,350      Running

 3         27          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           400                    165                               142,333      Running

 4         28          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      400                    165           *      5           127,478      Running

 5         29          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 400                    160           *      5           122,303      Running

 6         13          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              400                    155           *      5           113,278      Running

 7         12            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       400                    146                                 76,825      Running

 8           1          25    #      Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               400                    147           *      5             81,775      Running

 9           2          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  400                    143           *      5           108,642      Running

10        18          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                400                    139           *      5           110,581      Running

11        30          21            Ricky Rudd                  Rent-a-Center/Motorcraft Ford                         400                    135           *      5             91,831      Running

12        14          38            Elliott Sadler                 Pedigree Ford                                                    399                    127                                 99,393      Running

13        31          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           399                    129           *      5             96,067      Running

14        17          99            Jeff Burton                  RoundUp Ford                                                   399                    121                                 97,342      Running

15        32          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            399                    118                                 99,255      Running

16          7            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                399                    115                               102,983      Running

17        26          09            Bobby Hamilton Jr.      Miccosukee Resort Dodge                                399                    112                                 58,470      Running

18        19            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           398                    109                                 89,150      Running

19        35          30    #      Johnny Sauter             America Online Chevrolet                                 398                    106                                 70,175      Running

20        15            0            Ward Burton                NetZero Hi-Speed Chevrolet                             398                    103                                 63,475      Running

21        10          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard Ford                                          398                    100                                 69,100      Running

22        11          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              397                    102           *      5             85,875      Running

23        34          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       397                      94                                 60,575      Running

24          6          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              397                      91                                 93,012      Running

25        20          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              397                      88                                 96,328      Running

26        21          32            Ricky Craven               Tide Chevrolet                                                   396                      85                                 82,925      Running

27        22          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge                        395                      82                                 72,700      Running

28        39            9    #      Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              394                      79                                 89,350      Running

29        41          50            Derrike Cope               Chesapeake Mobile Home Sales Dodge            392                      76                                 56,250      Running

30        25          22    #      Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               392                      73                                 78,075      Running

31        23          97            Kurt Busch                  IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               386                      75           *      5             76,025      Running

32          9          41            Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    380                      67                                 67,364      Running

33        36          98            Todd Bodine                Lucas Oil Ford                                                   373                      64                                 56,850      Running

34        40          77    #      Brendan Gaughan       Jasper Engines & Trans./Kodak Dodge            362                      61                                 66,375      Running

35        16          10    #      Scott Riggs                  Valvoline Chevrolet                                           341                      58                                 81,012      Engine

36          8          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         265                      55                                 63,775      Accident

37          3          43            Jeff Green                   Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         239                      52                                 81,975      Accident

38        37          42            Jamie McMurray          Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    202                      49                                 63,675      Accident

39        42          89            Morgan Shepherd       Voyles/Carter Royal Dispos-all Dodge              131                      46                                 55,620      Engine

40        24            7            Dave Blaney                Ultra Motorsports Dodge                                   123                      43                                 55,555      Vibration

41        38            4            Jimmy Spencer            Morgan-McClure Motorsports Chevrolet           118                      40                                 55,500      Accident

42        33          02            Hermie Sadler              Jenkins & Jenkins Chevrolet                             114                      37                                 55,450      Engine

43        43          80            Randy LaJoie              Commercial Truck & Trailers Ford                       36                      34                                 55,651      Vibration

# Raybestos Rookie of the Year Contender.   * Includes race leader/most laps led bonus.

Report does not reflect $20,000 McDonald’s/PowerAde Drive-Thru Pit Championship Award, results compiled mid-week.

Failed to qualify: (2) #94 Stanton Barrett, #72 Kirk Shelmerdine.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 115,000, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Chevy American Revolution 400 - posting his 12th career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup victory. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped from their original starting positions to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #9 Kasey Kahne (backup car); #32 Ricky Craven (backup car) and #38 Elliott Sadler (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 3 minutes, 12 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED: 98.253 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY: 1.481 seconds

ANHEUSER-BUSCH POLE AWARD:  Brian Vickers, GMAC Chevrolet (129.983 mph, 20.772 secs.) TRACK RECORD

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., Budweiser Chevrolet

GILLETTE MACH 3 TURBO AWARD: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Budweiser Chevrolet

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., Budweiser Chevrolet

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Michael Waltrip, NAPA Chevrolet (No winner of MBNA Bonus for winning race; rolls to $45,000 at Charlotte.)

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., Budweiser Chevrolet

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Budweiser Chevrolet ($80,000)

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Brian Vickers, GMAC Chevrolet

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE BLOOMIN’ FAVORITE DRIVER AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Chevrolet

U.S.G. DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Chevrolet

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Bobby Labonte, Interstate Batteries Chevrolet

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., Budweiser Chevrolet

CAUTION FLAGS: 9 cautions for 66 laps. 6-12 (Debris on track); 102-107 (Car #43-Accident, Turn 2); 122-129 (Car #4-Accident, Turn 2); 138-143 (Car #31-Accident, Turn 4); 152-157 (Car #77-Accident, Turn 3); 170-175 (Car #29-Accident, Turn 2); 194-199 (Car #99-Spin, Frontstretch); 203-211 (Car #42, 01 & 48-Accident, Turn 2); 344-355 (Oil on track).

LAP LEADERS: 19 lead changes among 12 drivers. Brian Vickers  1-32, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 33-56, Jimmie Johnson 57-103, Dale Jarrett 104, Kurt Busch 105-110, Johnson 111-131, Earnhardt 132-144, Ryan Newman 145, Earnhardt 146-163, Newman 164-171, Jeremy Mayfield 172-194, Michael Waltrip 195-250, Tony Stewart 251-288, Earnhardt 289-293, Matt Kenseth 294-297, Ricky Rudd 298-299, Johnson 300-322, Jeff Gordon 323-324, Stewart 325-345, Earnhardt 346-400.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.           1643         (3)

 2 –Jimmie Johnson               1603         (1)

 3 –Jeff Gordon                     1581         (2)

 4 –Matt Kenseth                   1517         (2)

 5 –Tony Stewart                  1449         (0)

 6 –Ryan Newman                1442         (0)

 7 –Bobby Labonte                1430         (0)

 8 –Kevin Harvick                  1404         (0)

 9 –Kurt Busch                      1391         (1)

10–Elliott Sadler                     1377         (1)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kasey Kahne                                  147

Brendan Gaughan                          108

Scott Wimmer                                 108

Brian Vickers                                  106

Johnny Sauter                                102

Scott Riggs                                       86

 

McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 5/4/04)

                                      Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)       382

Kurt Busch                    (#97)       360

Elliott Sadler                   (#38)       356

 


BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Kasey Kahne                                    3

Ryan Newman                                  3

5 drivers tied with one pole.

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Chevrolet                           76        6

Ford                                   68        4

Dodge                                65        1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         2

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         2

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         2

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP

PLACES AWARD         Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         88

Bobby Labonte              (#18)         46

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         31

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         6

Rusty Wallace               (#  2)         3

Ryan Newman              (#12)         2


OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         3

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         2

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         2

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         6

Tony Stewart                (#20)         4

Jamie McMurray            (#42)         4

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Richie Gilmore               (#  8)         72

Roush/Yates                 (#17)         66

Hendrick                        (#24)         58

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         2

Kasey Kahne                (#  9)         2

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         2


 

NEXT EVENT: May 22, 2004 – NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge, Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. (135 M) (90 L)

                          May 30, 2004 – Coca-Cola 600, Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. (600 M) (400 L)

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (5/17/04)

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